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These Images Taken before Combat Photographer’s Death will Haunt You

The US Army has just released photos taken moments before the death of Combat Photographer Spc. Hilda I. Clayton. The visual information specialist, assigned to the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), was killed during a live-fire training exercise in 2013. Four other soldiers, members of the Afghan National Army, also died. One of the Afghan soldiers …

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9 reasons mortarmen are so deadly

Mortars used to be considered artillery weapons because they lob hot metal shells, sometimes filled with explosives, down on the enemy’s heads. But the mortar migrated to the infantry branch, and the frontline soldiers who crew the weapon maneuver into close ranges with the enemy and then rain hell down upon them. Here’s what makes …

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